Previous events

Joy to the World: Cantamus Christmas concert

Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon

Join Cantamus for an evening of seasonal choral music, readings and festivities. Featuring James Whitbourn’s Missa Carolae. Bar serving drinks and mince pies open from 6.30pm.

Cantamus Gala Concert: 20 years with Mike Daniels

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Cantamus celebrates 20 years with director Mike Daniels, in an ambitious programme of 19th century pieces including Haydn’s glorious last mass and the exquisite Alto Rhapsody with soloist Marie Elliott, men’s chorus and orchestra. Peter Kirk, choir alumnus and successful operatic tenor, returns to sing solo.

Michael Daniels musical director Marie Elliott alto Peter Kirk tenor Cantamus Chamber Choir Men with Horns Cantamus Chamber Orchestra

HAYDN Te Deum in C SCHUBERT Gesang der geister über den Wassern Op 167 D714 BRAHMS Alto Rhapsody Op 53 HAYDN Harmoniemesse Hob XXII:14

Jun8

Charity Concert in aid of Dorothy House

Save the Date ...

More details to follow.

Silver Swan - Cantamus Spring Concert

Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon

Conductor - Mike Daniels Organ - Steven Hollas

Dvorak - Mass in D Lauridsen - Les Chansons de Roses Gibbons - The Silver Swan Trefoil piano trio

Orland Gibbons' stunning madrigal The Silver Swan inspired the title for Cantamus' Spring concert with choral music based on a theme of birds and flowers. And a treat is in store with a piano trio performed by Trefoil : Steven Hollas - piano, Moira Alabaster - violin and Xander Baker - cello. Join us for a pre-concert drink in our pop up bar, open from 6.30pm.

Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Soulful Messiah director returns with a swinging family feast

Mike Daniels cooks up a sumptuous programme of Duke Ellington's legendary Sacred Concert, showcasing GBH Bing Band, featuring international jazz vocalist Tina May and the massed voices of local choirs.

Powerful swing, stunning jazz vocals, soulful choral singing and a show-stopping tap dance combine in this Sunday afternoon treat.

Christmas Concert - What Sweeter Music

Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon

A magical journey celebrating winter and Christmas with carols and seasonal readings.

Music including Byrd, Victoria, Mendelssohn, Bob Chilcott, John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen in the fabulous acoustic of Holy Trinity Church.

Licensed bar and mince pies available from 6.30pm

Cantamus Chamber Choir Conductor - Mike Daniels Organise - Steven Hollas

St Matthew Passion with English Touring Opera

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

English Touring Opera bring their production of Bach's masterpiece, St Matthew Passion, to Wiltshire Music Centre, concluding a 3-year cycle of Bach's works.

Featuring a cast of incredible rising opera stars with Cantamus Chamber Choir providing the chorus. Conductor - Jonathan Peter Kenny Old Street Band

Tickets will be on sale from Summer

Soulful Messiah: A Celebration

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Cantamus will be singing as part of the Soul Celebration Community Choir in this incredible contemporary reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah, inspired by the spectacular 1992 album Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.

Directed by Mike Daniels With Black Voices, Town Hall Gospel Choir, Veritas Orchestra and the Soul Celebration Community Choir

Sunday 17 June 5pm & 8pm Wiltshire Music Centre

Soulful Messiah: A Celebration

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Cantamus will be singing as part of the Soul Celebration Community Choir in this incredible contemporary reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah, inspired by the spectacular 1992 album Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration.

Directed by Mike Daniels With Black Voices, Town Hall Gospel Choir, Veritas Orchestra and the Soul Celebration Community Choir

Sunday 17 June 5pm & 8pm Wiltshire Music Centre

Now that's what I call a merry jazzy Christmas!

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Quite simply, Christmas wouldn't be the same without this concert! Join GBH and Cantamus for an irresistible stocking-full of seasonal delights including Silent Night and a suite of jazz carol arrangements by Matt Finch. With other familiar festive delights, this winning combination brings you a merry jazzy Christmas feast.

A GBH and Cantamus Chamber Choir production

Kid-a-Quid: Up to two Under-18s can go for £1 with every full-price ticket purchased. Offer available via our Box Office (01225 860 100)

Remembrance Day Concert: Sunrise Mass

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

MENDELSSOHN Christe, du lamm Gotte, Jesu Meine freude GRIEG Holberg Suite Op 40 OLA GJEILO Sunrise mass

Mike Daniels conductor Musica Cordiale string orchestra

Norwegian born Ola Gjeilo's lush and lyrical Sunrise Mass takes us on a metaphysical journey. This programme for Remembrance Sunday also features Grieg's Holberg suite for strings and Mendelssohn's beautifully crafted choral cantatas.

A Cantamus Chamber Choir promotion

Ballade to the Moon - Spring Concert

Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon

Our first concert in the newly-renovated Holy Trinity Church will feature a sumptuous selection of music on a celestial theme. Featuring work by Eric Whitacre, Monteverdi and Byrd. Tickets available from Wiltshire Music Centre 01225 860100 or online.

Christmas Concert - with Bristol Brass Consort

St James's Church, Church Street, Trowbridge

Cantamus Chamber Choir present a Christmas celebration of carols and readings, old and new with the Bristol Brass Consort. The concert will be in support of Breakthrough Trowbridge.

Tickets: £8 / £4 under 18s Tickets sold via the Wiltshire Music Centre. Click the link below to buy online or call the box office on 01225 860100. A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

St John Passion: with English Touring Opera

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Cantamus join forces with the ETO for the second time (first collaboration was in 2014 to perform the Bach Cantatas). This October sees Jonathan Peter Kenny conduct the choir singing the St John Passion accompanied by the Old Street Band. For more information on the project visit http://englishtouringopera.org.uk/productions/st-john-passion

Jul13

Zadok Rules - Hallelujah!

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

A community choral piece by Alexander L’Estrange, inspired by royal music through the ages and the works of G.F. Handel. The piece was commissioned by The Hanover Band to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, June 2013.

Cantamus will perform with the St Laurence School's choir and chamber orchestra. There are two performances, at 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

Cantamus on Tour! Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

For their second trip abroad, Cantamus will be enjoying the sights and sounds of Ljubljana, beautifully set in the Julian Alps.

Treasury: A celebration of music and verse

St Nicholas Church, Winsley

Cantamus Chamber Choir's annual Spring concert in Winsley celebrating some of the masters in literature and music. With organist Steven Hollas.

Tickets: £10 / £5 - Includes complimentary refreshments

Previous events

Joy to the World: Cantamus Christmas concert

Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon

Join Cantamus for an evening of seasonal choral music, readings and festivities. Featuring James Whitbourn’s Missa Carolae. Bar serving drinks and mince pies open from 6.30pm.

Cantamus Gala Concert: 20 years with Mike Daniels

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Cantamus celebrates 20 years with director Mike Daniels, in an ambitious programme of 19th century pieces including Haydn’s glorious last mass and the exquisite Alto Rhapsody with soloist Marie Elliott, men’s chorus and orchestra. Peter Kirk, choir alumnus and successful operatic tenor, returns to sing solo.

Michael Daniels musical director Marie Elliott alto Peter Kirk tenor Cantamus Chamber Choir Men with Horns Cantamus Chamber Orchestra

HAYDN Te Deum in C SCHUBERT Gesang der geister über den Wassern Op 167 D714 BRAHMS Alto Rhapsody Op 53 HAYDN Harmoniemesse Hob XXII:14

2020 - 2021

Since the curtailing of all our public performances due to the pandemic, Cantamus has not stood still.  We have been enjoying many Zoom sessions during lockdown, making recordings (below) and taking part in the Choir Show series, hosted by the marvellous Matt Finch. We are all looking forward to being able to meet face to face in the not too distant future with a view to working towards a June performance, outside, an autumn concert and a celebration of Christmas at Holy Trinity Church, Bradford-on-Avon on 21st December 2021. We look forward very much to welcoming back our audience in the near future.

In the meantime, keep safe, stay well. 

Mike Daniels and all at Cantamus Chamber Choir

Cantamus recordings 2020

Cantamus Chamber Choir

 

Cantamus Chamber Choir is a Wiltshire based amateur choir led by Michael Daniels. Cantamus regularly performs a wide range of chamber music and occasionally larger works often with other local and national groups. The choir holds concerts throughout the year in the Bradford on Avon region.

If you would like to book the choir to perform at your event please go to our Contact Us page.

 

Cantamus Chamber Choir is a registered charity no. 1176478. If you would like to donate 'for free' to Cantamus, please click the link below to sign up for 'Give as you Live'. Every time you spend money in your favourite stores, buy a holiday, a train ticket or book a show, you can make a free donation to Cantamus Chamber Choir. 

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Cantamus with Vocaal Ensemble Pur Sang, Holland - June 2018

Cantamus with Vocaal Ensemble Pur Sang, Holland - June 2018

Cantamus at St Martin's Church in Bled, Slovenia - June 2016

Cantamus at St Martin's Church in Bled, Slovenia - June 2016